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pdfCalligraph

Is your company’s customer base in a country using a different writing system such as Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Thai or Korean? Are you and your company based in any such country? If your answer is "Yes" to either question, pdfCalligraph is your solution. pdfCalligraph is our commercially licensed add-on for iText 7, allowing you to correctly use advanced typographic features in PDF. This enables you to take full advantage of all our PDF functionalities. You can use add-ons for PDF creation, data extraction, redaction, HTML to PDF conversion, preparation for archiving, digital signatures etc. You also retain the ability to automate all these processes by programming in Java or .NET and take full advantage of our API library.

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iText 7 pdfCalligraph

pdfCalligraph allows you to unlock advanced workflow features in PDF typography.
It enables your document workflow with global languages and writing systems. Our pdfCalligraph allows the inclusion of proper PDF rendering libraries, the use of advanced typographic features in PDF, PDF creation, redaction options and more that are required for efficient data processing in global languages. pdfCalligraph enables PDF creation & manipulation in many languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Thai or Korean.

Benefits

Why use iText 7 pdfCalligraph?

PDF documents have typically relied on basic fonts for automated batch processes. This meant that you could not use advanced typography features such as font features, complex writing systems with overlapping text or languages that require text re-ordering or script functions. Specifically languages like Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Thai or Korean and many more. Today, pdfCalligraph opens up a world of possibilities, allowing you to service businesses on all Continents. If you or your business are resident in such a country, pdfCalligraph opens up the full capability of our PDF functionalities to you, in your writing system, your local language. 

Supporting your international business

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Use your document processes for multiple languages without having to adjust your PDF programming. Exchange non-proprietary data format between users of many cultures. Create large batches of PDF documents in various writing systems or be finally able to produce and manipulate PDF documents in your own, local language and writing system while retaining all PDF processing functionalities iText has to offer.

Neat conversion to PDF of special languages

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Use special fonts and characters in multiple languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Thai or Korean and many more in your PDF.

Automatic detection of writing systems in PDF

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Detect which writing system is being used in PDF creation. Make glyph substitutions based on script- and font-specific information. pdfCalligraph also lets you add information about the reading order, such as Arabic which is read from right to left. pdfCalligraph automatically detects and manages the writing system of Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Thai or Korean and many more with ease.

Key features

Core capabilities of iText 7 pdfCalligraph

Off-the-shelf PDF creators have problems with character interactions or writing systems such as Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Thai or Korean and in regards to open type features, kerning, ligatures and glyph substitutes. pdfCalligraph handles all those writing systems with ease and opens up the full range of iText PDF functionalities for you in your language, your writing system. This even includes text extraction in writing systems with compound characters. Another advantage of pdfCalligraph is that you do not have to adjust your programming in Java or .NET.

Leverage advanced font features

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Such as OpenType features, kerning, ligatures and glyph substitutes.

Transparent support for many languages

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Including languages that use Brahmic, Arabic and Hebrew scripts as well as Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and many more.

Automatic detection of language/writing system

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Required font features are enabled and applied automatically. Manual configuration is possible. pdfCalligraph integrates seamlessly with iText 7 Core and pdfHTML.

Typographic alignment for all writing systems

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Flush left, flush right, centered and justified alignment.

Satisfied Customers

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With iText we have the peace of mind that we are delivering a solid solution to our client.

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